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Intersection closure scheduled for Carlsbad desal pipe installation

The intersection at Lionshead Avenue and Eagle Drive in Carlsbad will be closed for about four weeks starting Feb. 19, as construction crews installing pipeline for the Carlsbad desalination project work through the area.

According to a release from Poseidon Resources, the project developer, eastbound traffic restrictions will be extended in early March along Lionshead, with work progressing toward South Melrose Drive.

Scheduled for completion in 2016, the Carlsbad desalination project will provide the San Diego County Water Authority with 50 million gallons per day of desalinated seawater. The pipeline running from the plant through Vista and San Marcos will be used to transport water from the desalination site to the Water Authority's aqueduct in San Marcos.

By late March, Lionshead Avenue will reopen to two-way traffic between Eagle and Business Park drives, the release stated.

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